The joke that the Grand Canyon is simply a giant hole in the ground is funny because it’s true. But, if it were no more than a giant canyon, it wouldn’t attract several million visitors a year, many of whom wait their whole lives for the chance to see this stunning natural wonder with their own eyes. If they are smart, they won’t settle for just looking out at the Canyon in wonderment. Instead they will plan an entire vacation around exploring this incredible park.
The Canyon itself is, of course, the main attraction at Grand Canyon National Park. Visitors can choose from numerous outlooks and viewpoints along the South Rim that offer amazing views from different perspectives. They can also view the Canyon from the lesser visited, and lesser developed, North Rim. Unique views of Canyon can be obtained by taking a papillon grand canyon tour, which offers helicopter, river, and airplane tours as well as the more traditional mule and hiking tours of the Canyon. In fact, there are a number of companies that offer tours of the Canyon.
Visitors may want to spend some time exploring the many historic buildings located on the South Rim, shop in Grand Canyon Village , or visit the many exhibits provided at the park center. In addition to hiking and running trails, the park offers rafting and camping options for those who love the outdoors.